For the first time in any destination, mandatory sustainability standards for hotel establishments have been approved by the CTO. This means every hotel operating in Cyprus must now take action to protect the environment and support their local community.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in promoting the tourism sector in the region as a key driver of sustainable development.
Minister Walter Mzembi, the Zimbabwe Minister responsible for Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met with Carol Hay of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in Madrid yesterday. The meeting took place at the Seychelles stand at FITUR, the tourism trade fair of Spain.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the international agency responsible for leading the development of Caribbean tourism, has announced a highly focused CTO Aviation Committee to facilitate air transportation into and throughout the Caribbean and to enhance airlift. Particular emphasis will be placed on CTO member-countries.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the international agency responsible for the development of Caribbean tourism, has a new vision. It is: “To position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination by 2017”.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization has partnered with Virtual Tourist to collect information from potential summer cruise travellers visiting the region. Virtual Tourist is an worldwide online travel community where travellers and locals share travel experiences and advice.
The island of Martinique has taken concrete initiatives to increase its participation in the activities of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. CTO secretary general, Hugh Riley, earlier met with the highest local authority, Serge Letchimy, president of the Martinique Regional Council to discuss the moves.
Trinidad & Tobago will host the next Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in 2013, the CTO has announced. In a symbolic passing of the baton, deputy permanent secretary at the Trinidad & Tobago ministry of tourism, Raye Sandy, received the CTO Sustainable Tourism Mahogany Scroll from Guyana’s tourism minister, Irfaan Ali, at the closing of STC-13.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is preparing for the 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism, which will take place April 15th-18th in Georgetown, Guyana. The CTO and the Guyana Tourism Authority have announced the theme of this year’s conference as ‘Keeping the Right Balance: Sustaining our Resources’.
Britain’s decision to go ahead with the double inflationary increase in Air Passenger Duty on Sunday has been condemned by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean region’s tourism development agency. The Budget 2012, which was released on March 21st, confirmed that the double inflationary increase in Air Passenger Duty to all destinations that had been announced in November 2011 would go ahead from this Sunday, April 1st 2012.
Figures from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation have revealed 23.8 million overnight visitors headed to the region in 2011. This is a 3.3 per cent increase on the figure recorded the previous year.